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Generic Name
Calcium Mineral
Trade Name
Calcium Mineral
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FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Calcium carbonate is used as an antacid.
  • Calcium supplementation during pregnancy is associated with lower incidence of preterm birth and low birth weight.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Suggested association between calcium carbonate during 1st trimester and congenital anomalies.
  • Safe in 2nd and 3rd trimester if chronic high doses are avoided.
  • Use of calcium carbonate in pregnancy may cause fetal hypomagnesemia, increased deep tendon reflexes and increased muscle tone.
  • The recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy and lactation is 1200 mg/day.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • It is within the rda in lactation.
  • Other Trade Names
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